Macquarie Pier aka. Nobbys Breakwall celebrates 200th birthday this weekend

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
August 4 2018 - 12:00am
Creating connections: Hunter Living Histories chairman Gionni Di Gravio reflecting on the bicentenary of Macquarie Pier. Picture: Simone DePeak

It may not rate among Australia’s most famous infrastructure projects, but Newcastle’s Macquarie Pier was pivotal in supporting Australia’s fledgling nineteenth century economy. 


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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